Although England have shown growing signs of rugby
expression, coach Stuart Lancaster has settled on a yeoman
rather than showman approach for their opening November test
with the All Blacks at Twickenham.
A Hawke's Bay music, drama and maths teacher and musician
with a classroom career dating back 40 years has been
sentenced to three years and four months jail for molesting
nine of his female pupils at Havelock North Primary School.
Prime Minister John Key was wrong when he refused to answer a
parliamentary question about his discussion with attack
blogger Cameron Slater about the mother of a car crash
victim, Parliament's Speaker David Carter has ruled.
First-time protesters outraged by a $1.9 million investment
by the West Coast Regional Council in a 1080 poison plant,
today stood shoulder to shoulder with seasoned protesters, as
calls mounted for a rates boycott.